CHARD Town travel to Portishead tomorrow (ko 3pm), looking to improve on their start to the season that has brought two defeats.

After a 2-0 home loss to Warminster Town last Saturday, the Robins were beaten 3-1 by Wincanton Town on Wednesday night, again at Zembard Lane.

Chard took the lead against Wincanton, having started well kicking down the slope - Liam Cleal scoring in the ninth minute.

Both goalkeepers made good saves to keep the scoreline at 1-0 at half time, but the visitors dominated after the break.

Marcus Cook scored a hat-trick - the goals coming on 63, 87 and 90 minutes - and the Robins could not respond. 

Chard's match at Portishead is followed by a home game against Bristol side Roman Glass St George on Wednesday (August 16, ko 7.30pm).


ILMINSTER Town begin their Somerset County League campaign tomorrow, with Chris Nezianya as caretaker manager.

The Blues travel to Odd Down Reserves (ko 3pm), for their first match back in the Premier Division after winning promotion last season.

As for Combe St Nicholas, their Somerset County League Division 1 West season gets underway at home to Street Reserves (ko 3pm).